Friday, March 9, 2018

Simon Says Stamp / Best Days Release Blog Hop / Giveaway

Hello

Welcome!  I'm so honored to be sharing some projects with you from the new Best Days release from Simon Says Stamp!  Check out the amazing line up for today's hop below!  If you want to shop, check out the whole release HERE.


Alcohol inks are all the rage and I had the opportunity to play around with the newest colors last weekend at my craft retreat.  I created my background paper using alcohol ink on Yupo paper.  I love using alcohol inks in a striped pattern!  (Sorry, I didn't write the colors I used)

So that my alcohol ink panel would really stand out, I used the new Blooming Wave Die and die cut many times out of paper that was adhesive backed.  I simply adhered the pieces with my Tonic Craft Pick.  For my sentiment, I reached for an older but favorite die, the Painted Hello Die.  I die cut it several times out of white and once more out of Lavender Cardstock and glued them together.  To finish, my tiny sentiment strip is from the older Happy & Smile stamp set.

Hello2

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Oh Baby

For my second card, I used the Oh Baby stamp set and coordinating Oh Baby Dies.  I began with a piece of Fog Cardstock and using a cloud stencil, I sprayed the cloud background using Silver Glitter Dust.  I stamped, Copic colored, and die cut my images.  I added my sentiment in black ink and my images with foam adhesive.  A simple twine bow finishes this off.

Oh Baby2

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When you get your new goodies, make sure to link up your Best Days projects to the Best Days Gallery.  You will find LOTS of inspiration using the new products!!

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**GIVEAWAY**

Now it wouldn't be a blog hop without a little something to give away!  Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from comments on each blog. Winners will be chosen over the weekend and be posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, March 14.


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Shanna said...

I love all of these wonderful ideas!

Lisa A creations said...

Cute cards! Cool new release!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Cute cards!

craftjunkiesc said...

great alcohol ink background. The colors are so soft & pretty with the delicate die cuts.

Laura Pyle said...

Love your use of the dies! Such sweet cards!

Dee Earnshaw said...

such sweet cards - thanks for the ideas:)

Paula Desmarais said...

Super sweet cards, I love the one with all the little white flowers you created with the Blooming Wave Die, Gorgeous

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! Love your beautiful and sweet cards!!!

Mindy Eggen Design said...

beautiful colors you used on the alcohol background and the stork card is just the sweetest! Love the light touch of clouds in the background

D Golly said...

Thanks for sharing such a pretty card. This is one of my favorite SSS releases.

Jackie S said...

Love the background coloring on your baby card.

CinnamonSally said...

Pretty cards Amy, love the new baby stork such fun!

Terribly Great said...

What an adorable card!! Thanks for sharing!

Mirella said...

When I saw the die with the flowers, I imagined a design very similar to yours straight away, just in rainbow colours! :-) Great minds... ;-) both of your cards are lovely, thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Danielle Dietz said...

Wow. That took some time to add all those flowers. Very pretty.

Angela Lunn said...

Wonderful cards!

Jackie Parkins said...

These are lovely! The white flowers are so pretty over your alcohol ink background and that little stork is just adorable.

Connie H. said...

Love seeing all of these pretty cards. Nice Job.

Maggi Minneman said...

I too am liking the alcohol inks. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful cards and backgrounds!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful backgrounds and beautiful cards!!

Sherri Little said...

You did a lot of adhering on the flower card! Well done!

Susan Wareham said...

Very nice projects, love the alcohol background.

ljcasselman said...

I love how you patiently worked with the floral wave die. All are great!

Purple Princess said...

Love the purple card!!

Mrsfish02 said...

Love these Amy. The first one has such wonderful color. I have been using the alcohol inks a little and am enjoying how different each piece turns out. Thanks for inspiring.

Cynthia Cole said...

Such adorable cards!

TheSunshineCrafter Kelly Butler said...

Beautiful cards! Great job! Very creative!

Nicki Wong said...

What a labor of love in the floral wave card. Great ideas.

Joy Meadows said...

Die cutting that floral wave so many times really made one beautiful card, Amy! Love your style!

Jen said...

Adorable! Beautiful cards!

Carol said...

Great Cards!

Kilcha Goos said...

Love the soft look you got from your alcohol ink stripes. I tend to always go for super bold color combos, but now I think I need to try some more muted tones for even more versatility. All those white die cuts look so fresh and clean on the background!

Heather M said...

Love the embossed flowers!! Great baby card!

Annette Gordon said...

Both of those cards are show stoppers! I just love the flower die on the thanks card. With that background! So so very pretty. And how can you resist such cute baby cards! Love it!

abhoneyab said...

Adorable cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

Karen H said...

Fabulous cards, love your backgrounds.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love that alcohol inked background Amy, gee I have one just like it. ;) The stock carrying the baby is such a great die! Happy weekend, wish I was Stamping Away with you again this weekend! xo

Rubeena I. said...

Wonderful cards, Amy!

Cacia said...

I love the soft color palette you used for the baby card. The peach twine on the grey base is fantastic.

Kathleen Kinnaman said...

Wonderful ideas, thanks!

Boiler Up! Amy said...

Love your work with alcohol inks!

Cards by Maaike said...

cool way to use all the little flowers you get from diecutting, kinda two for one! love those cards

J Holly Bowers said...

cute cards

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful cards. I love your alcohol ink blended background.

jeanchaneyaz said...

Gorgeous cards. I especially like that blooming waves die!

Nouveau Chef said...

Those blooming waves are gorgeous! I love the soft background colors!

M DelValle said...

Colorful and creative cards!

Cindy Thick said...

Really cute cards. Love the stork one.

Cassie said...

Lovely cards, Amy :)

Jan Schul said...

Love that birthday card, but I'm not sure I have the patience to glue all those flowers down! :)

Sherry Butcher said...

so fun and cute. thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

love the baby card!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Adorable cards. Thanks for sharing...

Wendalyn said...

Love your cards they are too adorable..

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Cute projects!

Chelsey Schweitzer said...

Love it!!

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your two cards are really awesome !

Claire Barrette said...

Adorable cards.

mtscrapgal said...

So gald the flower paper was self adhesive for you.

Barbara said...

Oh, hello! These are both beautiful! :)

Sandy M said...

Outstanding cards. It must have taken quite a bit of time to do the first one but it was worth it. Love them both.

Debbie Scassera said...

I love your cards, especially the one with the alcohol inks.

Marcie Lovett said...

Love that baby card!

Sam B said...

Beautiful cards. I have to get some Yupo paper and try this alcohol ink technique out - such awesome results! TFS!

sotama14 said...

Great cards. Love the one with all these flowers !!

HydeParkHill.com said...

such fun ideas!!

Becky S. said...

Love these cards- that flower wave die is sure versatile, isn't it?

Diane Stricker said...

Pretty cards.

Deaf Sheltie Mom said...

Great cards! Love that you combined your alcohol ink background with the dies!

Mimi M said...

Your "hello" card seems like a lot of work but it sure is pretty. I love the stork one [more my style] and think the twine added just the right touch to it.

Betty Keefe said...

the little white flowers on the alcohol inked background is so pretty!

Billie A said...

Pretty cards and creative.

jeannieob said...

Love all your ideas!

Gail said...

2 lovely cards! TFWS

NittyPearl said...

I'm just learning alcohol ink techniques. Thanks for yours.

Diane said...

Your cards are so cute.

Sue D said...

Pretty floral and cute baby card.

Cindy Aguirre said...

Very pretty cards!

Memories by Manda said...

So clever using adhesive backed cardstock for the die cuts on the first one! That's a lot of bits to stick down.

Craftyhugs said...

Beautiful card. My mom's favourite colour. Love the flower background so pretty!

Teri Smith said...

Love both your cards. Sweet, sweet baby card. Such a soft background using the alcohol inks. Very pretty.

phlower said...

Oh, your alcohol ink and floral die card is so lovely! I love everything about it — the soft striped background, the waves of white flowers, and the sentiment. Your stork card is adorable as well. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Lady said...

I like how you used the Blooming Wave Die and the colors you chose as well. The Oh baby card is so sweet too.

Kathy Johnson said...

Love the baby card!

MJ said...

Such adorable cards! I love this release.

Renate Harrison said...

I need to dig out my alcohol inks and revisit the techniques. These are beautiful cards; i am inspired!

Janet D. said...

Oh my goodness, what darling cards! Thanks for sharing!

Angela R said...

I just got some alcohol inks and can't wait to try them thanks for sharing your cards the alcohol ink backgrounds turned out great.

Meghan Kennihan said...

Love your use of inks and colors! Such a great job!

Linda Talley said...

Sweet cards! I am falling for all these baby stamps. Colors are incredible.

patti said...

I love your cards!

Jill D. said...

Cute cards. A lot of gluing.

F. Andre said...

You've showcased these products beautifully in your cards.

Miriam Prantner said...

The background on that first card is just beautiful! LOVE!!! And such a sweet baby card. Love the image and the softly inked clouds!

Cindy C. said...

Love that first card, it's so very pretty. And the second is absolutely delightful!!

Rita Swanger said...

Such cute cards.

Nox said...

Fantastic floral background - beautiful card!

Suzan D. said...

Wow, love the floral background. Your stork card is adorable.

Debra Rumpza said...

I love the die cut florals on the alcohol back ground... really pretty!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Ohhh, that baby card is soooo sweet! Love the clouds and the color scheme. Thanks for the inspiration.

chris said...

They are all beautiful!

Viki Banaszak said...

Your cards are so pretty!

Karen Campbell said...

Your cards are all really great, but your baby card is so so sweet. Thank you for sharing

Amy C. said...

Cute cards with these fun new products!

Amy C. said...

Cute cards with these fun new products!

Amy C. said...

Cute cards with these fun new products!

Teresa Doyle said...

Awesome cards Amy. I would love to try the alcohol ink techniques, they really make for some beautiful backgrounds.

Jennifer said...

Love your stork card! So cute - great design

Cathy Lillie said...

Great cards! The new baby card is so sweet. Love the stork and the gender neutral colors. And that birthday card is gorgeous! The design and colors are phenomenal!

Beverly Perdue said...

Love the adorable baby card!

Stef Perry said...

Love the alcohol ink background and the pattern you created with the floral border die cut pieces! And the baby card is so sweet!

Gwen said...

Awesome cards! Love your waves of white flowers against that gorgeous background! The baby card is adorable!

Tracey Magner said...

Hi beautiful cards, love the color on the first, the 2nd is so adorable, loved them. Thanks.

Candace Vitulano said...

Love elephants. Will def have to purchase.

Linda M said...

Love both cards—especially the baby card!

cindybearj said...

I love those colors of alcohol ink and the cute white flowers! The baby card is so sweet.

Peggy M said...

Very nice! Thank you for sharing!

charlsie smith said...

Great cards. Thank you

Cheriese said...

Too cute!! Loving the new release!

Cathy said...

Wow I loved both cards. The hello card is beautiful and I love the shades of inks. And the clouds on the second card are amazing. Just the right amount of shading. Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

Ann Kulseth said...

Great inspiration... I especially love the baby card.

Lori said...

Beautiful cards!

Diane K said...

Your striped background is brilliant. I’m really loving this Oh, Baby set! TFS. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You demonstrated so many beautiful styles – I love them!

aquablues said...

Beautiful cards!

Lindsey F said...

Clever use of the Blooming Wave die. That’s thinking out of the box. Makes for a stunning card with thr intense color of the background.

Melissa Watson said...

Very cute baby card, thanks for sharing!

Camille O'Donnell said...

Adorable cards. Love the pattern of the first

M Strach said...

Great idea!!! Wonderful cards :)

d alessi said...

So sweet!!!

Tanja said...

Both are very pretty. I can imagine the first card was a lot of work, sticking all the die cut flowers on.

Tina Nelson said...

Beautiful cards!

Isabel Z said...

I LOVE blog hops because they inspire me to create and I love seeing how all the amazing artists are using the Simon Says products

Theresa said...

love the use of alcohol inks....

M Samuelson said...

Both cards are fab but using the silver dust mist as a cloud stencil was pure genius!!!

Christa said...

Very nice cards! Thanks for sharing!

Beth Truex said...

Your baby card is just so sweet! Love the soft colors and use of gray.

Denise Gutshall said...

Beautiful cards! The backgrounds are just stunning in both cards - the alcohol ink in the first card and the silver mist clouds in the second card.

ChristinaLabbe@aol.com said...

Love the blooming wave die over your lovely alcohol ink background. So delightfully spring!

CrafteA said...

Lovely cards!

Karthikha said...

Wonderful creations! The first one is a lovely creative take! :)

Cynthia Hess said...

Adorable cards! I really love the stork baby card, thank you for sharing.

Anja M. said...

Adorable cards, love the colouring at first one!

Nana Griffin said...

A great job on these.

Patty said...

Your baby card is so softly colored & just beautiful! I also made some striped alcohol inked backgrounds and I agree they are just way too much fun!!

Nancy said...

Sweet cards!

Shatiel said...

really beautiful cards :D

Stacy said...

Wow! That's a lot of paper piecing! Beautiful tho!

Dona Green said...

I like both cards but the baby card really caught my eye. Wouldn't have thought to use grey cardstock but it makes the die cuts pop and looks classy. TFS I will be trying this soon.

Debby Prutzman said...

Nice cards. Thank you.

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your cards!!!

Julie Bodenheimer said...

I need like 12 of those baby cards please. So cute!! And the ink alcohol background card is gorgeous.

Nathalie Paquette said...

2 lovely cards ! 💕

Amber Lindsey said...

That baby card is adorable!!!

Lindar C said...

I thought you used embossing paste when I first saw your card, wow! Fantastic cards!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Oh my gosh! Your first card! All those tiny pieces! I just assumed I'd missed a stencil in the release that you'd used with embossing paste! You are a marvel! And your stork card is cute too! I love that stamp set!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the shades of purple with the
flowers on the stripes.
Beautiful card.
The stork is darling.
thanks for sharing
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Megan said...

Oh man. You must have had abundant patience for that first card! How did you adhere all those tiny die pieces?? They both turned out great!

Deeps said...

Love your alcohol ink background. The colors are great and the baby card is so cute

Gayle Bartholomew said...

Wonderful cards and your alcohol ink background is beautiful, will have to try that technique.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

I’m a huge fan of your gorgeous background you made on the first card !
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Sandy said...

I love the baby products. I like the subtleness of the clouds on the gray background. It turned out perfectly.

kelli horger said...

Love your cards - they are adorable!

Keely Jones said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

Marie B. said...

Super soft and pretty! 😀

Paula H. said...

Love the look of your striped alcohol ink background and the way you used the blooming wave die. Baby card is adorable!

Melvin said...

Beautiful

Lee said...

Sweet cards and new releases! thanks for sharing!

Maureen Reiss said...

Beautiful cards!!

Debbie B said...

Beautiful cards! Love that alcohol background! So pretty! Love the subtle clouds on the stork card too! So pretty! Fantastic SSS release! Such a variety of products! Can't decide what to get first! UGH!

Amy M. said...

Your stork card is absolutely adorable!!!

Laurie B. said...

Lovely cards, the pretty stripes and subtle clouds both make amazing backgrounds.

Gayle said...

Love the clouds on the grey cardstock....awesome cards.

Natalie Winterstein said...

I love your cards, so cute!

Denise Ward said...

Both cards are so sweet. I really don't think I can pick a favorite. :)

Stefanie White said...

Holy cow these are fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

Love the pretty flowers on the alcohol ink background! Great cards - thanks for sharing!

byAnnette said...

Really like your purple hello card!
Like the white flowers on that background!

Down Home said...

Awesome ideas!!! so adorable!!

Dar said...

Your alcohol background is so pretty! Great cards!

Lynnie said...

Love that alcohol ink!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Pretty cards. The stork is so cute.

ReNae Allen said...

I really like the floral card, and might just have to try it!

Tammy H said...

Such a soft sweet card.

Loly Borda said...

I love how you used the flowers of the wreath as a background! Thanks for the inspiration! Both cards are awesome!

Dana M said...

Terrific cards! The baby card is super sweet and the floral card is amazing. Love the background and all the die pieces that you so perfectly arranged.

Beadster said...

Love the purple card, lots of work but pretty

Laraine R said...

Fabulous cards! Fabulous release!

lulyg said...

the raised tiny flowers are beautiful!! What great ideas!

Yasmine said...

Beautiful cards and lovely release. Thanks for the inspiration.

shy324 said...

nice cards thanks for sharing

Crystal said...

I love the lavender colors against the white flowers. So pretty.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love the Blooming Wave Die!

Janice said...

Love the beautiful colors. The white flowers are fabulous against the stripes from the ink.

Kathie Zimmerman said...

these are precious! thank you for your work as a nurse as well! I worked 20 years as a pediatric oncology/HIV nurse. it is a very noble career!

Henriëtte said...

Gorgeous cards, I love all the soft colours you used. Thank you for these great examples with the stunning new SSS release.

michiganderintexas said...

clouds were so subtle!

blaze said...

Both of your cards are delightful!

StarSpry said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love how you used the Blooming Wave Die for the background of your first card :)

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